Thursday, February 26, 2015
It's time for PART NINE of a series of 1965 Donruss bubblegum cards - the scarce "blue back" set that has larger photos on their fronts (read more about it here). This is the penultimate post… in other words, there will only be one more, and we'll be all done!
Card #53: Disneyland Mark Twain carries Frontierland visitors along Rivers of America.
Somebody glued cotton balls to the top of those smokestacks! The Haunted Mansion makes a special guest appearance too.
Card #54: Disneyland Indian Village features ceremonial dancing by the Rivers of America.
The photographer stood on stilts for this one.
Card #55: The Columbia is a full-size authentic replica of the first American ship to sail around the world.
It was also the first America ship to have a sno-cone machine.
Card #56: Disneyland's mighty Matterhorn mountain towers above the submarine lagoon in Tomorrowland.
There's the old Yacht Bar!
Card #57: Comical reindeer streets guests during the Disneyland annual character parade.
I love these crazy reindeer, designed by Bill Justice; my understanding is that they have recently been replaced with less-awesome reindeer.
Card #58: Mickey Mouse leads the Disneyland Band in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle.
Sorry, Vesey Walker, you have been replaced by a rodent!
Card #59: Squid "attacks" shark in Disneyland's submarine lagoon as viewed by passengers aboard authentic air-conditioned submarines.
This has always been one of my favorite lagoon tableaus because it is so preposterous.
Seven more cards to go!